Mix and Match

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In an effort to break free of my "OMG I wear a lot of black" life long... I don't want to call it a  problem, so I'll go with situation, I have been trying to wear a variety of different colors! I challenged myself with mixing some prints this week, and holy moly is this a tough task!
I will admit that I easily changed my shirt 10 times for this look. I knew I wanted to do prints on the top and bottom, but finding the right print was more of a workout than I've had in a while! Every time I put a different top on I asked myself a variety of questions, "does it match?", "is it too competitive?", "do I just look dumb?" - phew! Check out my mixed print look:

Loft top (similar) | C. Luce skirt | Schutz shoes | Rebecca Minkoff bag
The second I saw this skirt I knew I had to make it mine! I first saw it in an email marketing campaign that was sent to me from Piperlime. I tried to order it as soon as I left work but it was already sold out! I saw it had become available again a few weeks later, but it was on back order. I ordered it anyway and instantly fell in love when it came in, it was so worth the wait! I love the fit and flare look of the skirt and the fact that I will be able to pair it with so many different tops to create several different looks. 
Have you ever tried mixing prints in your look? I'd love to see! Post a picture on Instagram and tag @smalltowncouture so I can take a look!